Most cat owners feed their felines several times a day, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, animal nutrition specialists at the University of Guelph have found that feeding cats one large meal a day may help control hunger better than feeding them several times a day.

The results also suggest cutting back feeding frequency could help reduce the risk of obesity by controlling cats’ appetite and potentially making them eat less — an important discovery given that obesity is the most common nutritional problem affecting cats.

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